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November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

November 4, 2022

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up... Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes says there's still life in the folding stuff yet!

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up.

Ruffer currently has the highest weighting to cash or cash-like assets in our history. We are concerned that liquidity is the new leverage and that a degradation of liquidity conditions poses an imminent danger to investor portfolios. 

So why, unlike other investment managers, are we comfortable owning cash today?

November 4, 2022

The path to zero starts with NANO Nuclear Energy Inc., an innovative firm incorporating the latest technology into its own proprietary novel reactor designs.

The path to zero starts here. NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. is a company emerging from the shared micro-Small Modular Reactor (mSMR) and Advanced Nuclear Reactor (ANR) ambitions of a world-class nuclear technical team filled with influential and foremost nuclear experts in the field, working alongside business and industry professionals, possessing strong relationships with both government, and the private and public nuclear industries.

November 3, 2022

The chair of Campden Family Connect’s Indian Family Office Forum on November 23, 2022, in Mumbai, India, talks about adaptability and open-mindedness, learning and innovation.

A living, breathing definition of the term ‘Value-add’, Dr. Aarti Gupta has been diversifying and expanding her husband’s family’s investments for more than a decade, while developing and growing her own hugely successful venture portfolio.

November 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman; Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce sees property portal Boomin go bust and Daniel Kretinsky is cleared to increase his stake in Royal Mail.

Samsung names billionaire family member Jay Y. Lee as executive chairman
Following a full pardon for crimes including embezzlement and bribery, Jay Y. Lee has been appointed as Samsung’s executive chairman.

October 29, 2022

As US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at the UN climate summit in Egypt “Would make a difference”, should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

US climate envoy John Kerry claims the new King’s presence at COP27 “Would make a difference”. Ahead of the UN climate summit in Egypt and Campden Wealth's ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 6 and 7, we ask should the lifelong environmentalist and head of one of the world’s foremost families be free to speak his mind? 

October 28, 2022

Helping the next generation learn leadership skills is possible in a virtual world. But it’s harder and we need to work harder at it, says Mark Essex.

Leading teams in a virtual world is harder. It requires effort, concentration and planning. But, for business leaders passing on their experience gained over a lifetime, it’s an investment. And the return is higher for family businesses.

October 26, 2022

Minimising the negative societal consequences of an investment is no longer just a ‘Nice to have’. Investors today are increasingly prioritising positive and measurable environmental, governance or social outcomes alongside financial gains, says Russell Investments’ Samantha Steele.

Private equity markets have seen a surge of interest in impact investing in recent years. In a recent survey by Pitchbook, 65% of respondents managing external money said that they had offered impact strategies to their clients, up from 57% in 2021. However, challenges around transparency, reporting and access to opportunities are common. Here’s how a fund of funds approach can help.

October 24, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; Bernard Arnault sells his private jet to avoid climate activists tracking him; and Sir Richard Branson is invited to take part in a Singapore death penalty debate.

Tributes paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has led tributes to Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who has passed away aged 78 after a long battle with cancer.

Austria's richest person with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $27.4 billion, the entrepreneur built the energy drink into one of the most recognisable brands in the world with influence across the worlds of sport and culture.

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